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Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater Merops oreobates

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Low
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 361,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Unknown -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 6.2 - - -
Population justification: The population size of this species has not been quantified.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Burundi Native Extant       Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant       Yes
Kenya Native Extant       Yes
Rwanda Native Extant       Yes
South Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Tanzania Native Extant       Yes
Uganda Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Burundi Bururi Forest Nature Reserve site factsheet
Burundi Kibira National Park site factsheet
Burundi Ruvubu National Park site factsheet
Burundi Rwihinda Lake Managed Nature Reserve site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Forests west of Lake Edward site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Itombwe Mountains site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the LaLuama - Katanga - Mount Kabobo site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Lendu Plateau site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Mount Hoyo Reserve site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Virunga National Park site factsheet
Kenya Cherangani Hills site factsheet
Kenya Kakamega forest site factsheet
Kenya Kianyaga valleys site factsheet
Kenya Kikuyu Escarpment forest site factsheet
Kenya Masai Mara site factsheet
Kenya Mau forest complex site factsheet
Kenya Mount Elgon (Kenya) site factsheet
Kenya Mount Kenya site factsheet
Kenya Mukurweini valleys site factsheet
Kenya Nairobi National Park site factsheet
Kenya North Nandi forest site factsheet
Kenya South Nandi forest site factsheet
Kenya South Nguruman site factsheet
Rwanda Cyamudongo forest site factsheet
Rwanda Nyungwe National Park site factsheet
Rwanda Volcans National Park site factsheet
South Sudan Imatong mountains site factsheet
South Sudan Kidepo site factsheet
Tanzania Arusha National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Lake Manyara National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Loazi-Kalambo Forest Reserves and surrounding area site factsheet
Tanzania Mahali Mountain National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Mount Kilimanjaro site factsheet
Tanzania Ngorongoro Conservation Area site factsheet
Tanzania North Pare Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania South Pare Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania West Usambara Mountains site factsheet
Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable National Park site factsheet
Uganda Echuya Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Kasyoha-Kitomi Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Kidepo Valley National Park site factsheet
Uganda Mgahinga Gorilla National Park site factsheet
Uganda Mount Elgon National Park site factsheet
Uganda Murchison Falls National Park site factsheet
Uganda Ruwenzori (Rwenzori) Mountains National Park site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable resident
Altitude 1300 - 3000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Merops oreobates. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/10/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/10/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Meropidae (Bee-eaters)
Species name author (Sharpe, 1892)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Unknown
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 361,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change